QuickTime - Preparing a Movie for Real-Time Streaming

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Preparing a Movie for Real-Time Streaming

With QuickTime Pro, you can set up a movie to be streamed over the Internet. To do so,
you should compress the movie so that its data rate is appropriate for the bandwidth at
which your users will connect.

Hinted streaming format is for use with QuickTime Streaming Server or Darwin
Streaming Server. When you choose hinted streaming, “hint tracks” (information
needed to stream the movie) are added to the movie. If the movie is already in the
desired format, you can prepare a movie for streaming by choosing File > Export and
then choosing “Movie to Hinted Movie.” If you want to change the movie’s format,
follow the steps below.

To set up a movie for Internet streaming:


In QuickTime Player, choose File > Export.


Choose “Movie to QuickTime Movie” from the Export pop-up menu.


Choose a streaming option from the Use pop-up menu.


Click Options and select the “Prepare for Internet Streaming” checkbox.


Choose Hinted Streaming from the pop-up menu.

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Chapter 4

Exporting Files with QuickTime Pro

If you want to stream a QuickTime movie using QuickTime Streaming Server, you
should use a web-optimized video or audio compressor to compress the movie file. All
QuickTime compressors are compatible with QuickTime Streaming Server, but the
compressors listed here are optimized to give the best results for delivery over the
Internet. For a complete list of compressors that QuickTime supports, see the Products
area of the QuickTime website (www.apple.com/quicktime/products/).

 Video compressors: H.264, MPEG-4, Sorenson Video (any version), H.263, H.261
 Audio compressors: AAC, QUALCOMM PureVoice, AMR, QDesign

For more information about preparing a movie for streaming, go to www.apple.com/